Kite's namesake (Red Kite -- The Red Kite was saved from national extinction by one of the world's longest running protection programmes, and has now been successfully re-introduced to England and Scotland.
Pelagornis sandersi is a species of pelagornithid - an extinct group of giant seabirds believed to be ancestors of pelicans and storks. sandersi lived 28 million years ago. It weighed around 180 lbs., had a 24 ft. wingspan, and had a beak with teeth.
Peregrine falcons are renowned for its speed, reaching over 322 km/h mph) during its characteristic hunting stoop (high speed dive), making it the fastest member of the animal kingdom…….WHAT A FRIGHT TO SEE THIS DIVING YOUR WAY………ccp
I come to you by Stefano Ronchi, via - I cannot stop looking at the eyes. And the wings . they are almost frightening in their power and beauty, and I very much suppose that they strike fear into the little animals the owl is pursuing.
The Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is togeher with the peregrine falcon one of the two fastest birds and animals in the world. When diving for prey it can reach 240 - 320 km/h - 200 mph) - via Robert SKREINER